and CDA scrap line shunt
and new bridge
On arrival it was employed positioning the scrap CDAs onto the cutting line in the lower yard. Some super sunshine bathed the yard. It was poignant to hear the CDAs have air breathed into the braking system for one final time and they put up no resistance being dragged gently to the "death line".
The area stayed in the news thanks to 150219 having a toilet out of use, and defective horn. This resulted in Castle set 43186/189 pulled from working 2P09 and running three round Newquay services. I grabbed a couple of shots at Goonbarrow and beside the new road bridge connecting the A392 by Hendra to the new town of Nansleden. The structure resembles a train scanner or portal into a new dimension at present. The optics are strange, but I assure you the train fits! The image is on X and has caused quite a stir about clearances! The down working passes Manuells crossing nearby.
Cheers for now, Craig Munday
A couple of updates from me, but no pictures this time.
Firstly, I have been looking for my collection of Luggage Labels. Most have been despatched to an auction site and I only retained a few items. In the collection, I did have a Yeovil (B&ER) to Morebath label. And I had another B&ER label, but cannot lay my hands on it - perhaps it has gone to the auction site with the rest.
In response to Michael Roach's query, I can confirm that his label originated from Yeovil Town station. With permission from the parcels officeI, I picked up my, identical, label from Yeovil Town's label rack in 1965, together with a goodly number of other labels.
Also, I have found the letter below from a very good friend of mine, Andy, who used to drive buses in Winchester. Sadly, Andy passed away many years ago now, but his letter is full of information about the D600 'Warships'. I can't vouch for the facts, but he does seem to have been well informed about this short lived class of diesels.
It might be of interest to members, who may wish to add, or perhaps amend Andy's account.
With best wishes,
 Units 165029 and 165008 pass Swindon 17 minutes early with 5V65 Wembley to Bristol (Barton Hill)
 TRANSPORT for WALES units 756110 and 756111 seen here departing from platform 3 with 3Q37 Swindon to Newport (South Wales) 8 Late BUT arrived as 3Q36 [Cardiff (Canton) to Swindon 1 minute early - part of a mileage accumilation run